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and things, get it to this table. >> reporter: today, a welcome flood of relief as national guard, fema, red cross and other agencies set up camp, bringing much-needed supplies to this hard-hit working class community. >> thank you, fema. >> reporter: 24 hours after this desperate plea onmn[Ñ live television. >> but you need to come here and help us, we need assistance. please. >> reporter: there is now hope. >> there is a renewed hope and spirit, and that is what they needed. >> reporter: families crowded around the tables to pick up canned food and ready to eat meals, with more than 100 lining up for dry ice, others bringing clothing for their neighbors. temperatures are dropping tonight and parents here are worried about their children. the homeland security chief and fema officials today oversaw the relief effort. >> folks are going to be going door-to-door in these communities and making sure that nobody is left out. >> reporter: as one person put it, it is not charity, it is humanity. >> i'm from brooklyn, here since saturday, today is my day off, i'm here trying to help a little more
cried out. >> thank you, fema. >> and amazing stories of humanity's best. >> everybody's pulling together. it's incredible. >> heroism and determination, the small town mayor who refused to leave. >> i will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >>
declarations, bringing the number to 11. we can talk about what fema is doing. they're asking dover air force base to open to be a staging event for supplies. the bay bridge is closed down. major roads and rivers are closed down. about 6500 national guard troops being deployed to 11 states. >> hallie jackson, thank you. tried to stay dry this morning. >> 5:28. live team coverage as we continue to track the remnants of sandy. >> an update on trafficpulse 11 is coming up. >> things are winding down and we will take a step-by-step through the afternoon. >> this is it live look at the jones falls. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. and member of maryland residents a waking up in the dark this morning -- a number of maryland residents are waking up in the dark this morning. we have live team coverage in just a moment. we will check in with tony pann yet. >> it will be settling down and not as bad as yesterday. let's take a look at the radar. we are still in the rain. we picked up seven, eight inches of
agency's role in disasters like hurricane sandy. in a statement released today, he says fema plays a key role in working with states and counties to prepare for a response to natural disasters. last year, mitt romney appeared to suggest fema should be shutdown and its responsibilities left to the state tree >> tonight bge restore power to more than 90% of customers. >> there are some still in the dark tonight. more on the cleanup in the aftermath. >> we are said at the bge area in timonium were a lot of just have come in and out. crews have been working around clock to restore power but there are still people in the dark tonight. they did not let that stop them from celebrating halloween. her halloween was a little darker this year than previous years. >> none of us have power on this street. or the whole block. we do not have a single line up behind our house. >> even though the streets and the denver neighborhood did not have working street lamps because of the storm, -- the streets in her neighborhood did not have working street lamps because of the storm. >> we did earlier this year.
not, there are fema task forces assigned here and helping with the searches. >> we are in the community talking to the residents that have been affected. and we're urging everybody to register with fema. >> i never planned to leave here, i thought i would stay here. >> reporter: she didn't lose members of her family but did lose almost everything else. >> i want to go home, but there is no home, i can't go home, and it is killing me, i want to go home to my house. >> reporter: at 62 and a grandmother, she is trying to find traces of her life. >> this is the only wedding photograph of my mom. >> reporter: a moment of joy, as the water on staten island recedes amid the widespread desperation and grief. and adding to that, two children were found today, the bodies missing. we're looking at the outrage on staten island, and waiting for a response. >> ann curry, for people not familiar with the city, you can see where ann is on top of 30 rockefeller plaza, and a lot of people are re-thinking holding the new york city marathon, and we want to show you what it looks like a
. there are fema supplies in response teams up and down the coast. >> that means moving teams in from other parts of the country that they can immediately get in to help with the recovery and response. >> the advancing storm of battle the towns in new jersey and new york. the stock exchange is also shut down. workers were told to stay home. on the national mall, one person get in one more run before the worst crimes. >> so far, it is not that bad yet. >> they have canceled flights. passengers have been stranded. they have been told to stay inside and stay safe. reporting from washington, sally wbal tv 11 news. >> enough money to fund disaster assistance right now, but the administrator says they will be needing additional funding. this is very, very expensive. >> the damage will range, as you mentioned earlier, between $10 billion and $20 billion, with a b, and that would make sandy among the most expensive. hurricane katrina, the price tag $108 billion. yes, and that was just in money terms, not in people terms. >> right now, we are going to go back to baltimore. are things getting worse? >> thi
of town is going to get that room. >> thousands now homeless are asking for federal help. fema is the opening disaster relief centers today, and they will be desperately needed. in atlantic city, new jersey, danielle leigh. >> the jerry sandusky sex abuse seige continues. why two former penn state officials are in court today. unemployment may have to tire, unemployment may have to tire, but it was not all bad news did you know dentures are ten times softer than natural teeth and can be easily scratched? they may also have surface pores, where odor-causing bacteria can grow. that's why dentures require special care. make polident® part of your daily routine. polident's unique microclean formula cleanses gently. it releases antimicrobial agents, including active oxygen, to kill ninety-nine-point-nine percent of odor causing bacteria and reduce plaque. for a cleaner, fresher, brighter denture, use polident® everyday. this has been medifacts for polident®. use polident® everyday. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. the
. >> it was a bull's-eye of the storm. fema's not here. they're in new jersey, breezy point. they're everywhere, not an staten island. every single person on this block lost everything. do you know how many people died on this block? they're pulling goods out. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine anyone could neglect staten islanders when their stories are so harrowing. the sea water rose so fast, it was upon them in minutes. there was an off-duty police officer who rushed his family to safety in his attic and then is thought to have been electrocuted. and there was little diane could do but stand inside her living room holding her 89-year-old mother as the water rose. her mother drowned. and this afternoon, in a stoate island marsh, the discovery of the bodies of two boys dragged from their mother's arms from floodwaters. some residents fear they haven't seen the end of it. >> they're still looking for dead bodies. people held unaccounted for. this death toll is going up. but you need to come here and see it. we need help, please. >> reporter: the frustration was directed at the red cross -- >> t
as a major disaster area. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answers to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks of fema, craig fugate and his folks have been excellent >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and instead offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said that he was a rogue mayor and said, quote, i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job. a little time has passed between those comments and right now, the emotional level has come down. do you still feel that way? >> listen, the fact of the matter is i feel badly for the folks in atlantic city who listened to him and sheltered in atlantic city, and i guess my -- my anger has turned to sympathy for those folks, and we're in the midst now of trying to go in and save them. daylight has come. we've got an urban search and rescue team with,000 bot
arrived in big form yesterday in the form of fema, red cross, and the national guard moving in with that much-needed aid after days of criticism. janet napolitano promised that there would be more aid flowing in and a lot more help. meantime, across new york's harbor to lower manhattan, the power is slowly being restored to areas that have been darkened all week since sandy's storm moved in and subway surf vis is slowly coming back online after the tunnels were flooded. and all around jersey's shore, new york's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 1
victims and also avoiding questions about fema, the federal emergency management agency, and their response to this storm. meanwhile, president obama probably won't be back on the campaign trail until tomorrow in colorado at the earliest. today as you mentioned he is visiting new jersey and getting a pat on the back from new jersey's republican governor, his rival, chris christie who says the president has done an outstanding job in this storm. the president won't be visiting new york city. mayor bloomberg says they have a lot to do to handle a presidential visit. >>> tracie, thanks. >>> back to sandy. two of the three major airports serving the area, kennedy and newark, will start to reopen today. they'll have limited service this morning. the superstorm created a worldwide ripple effect for many travelers. many are still stranded overseas. let's check in with nbc's michelle kuzinsky. she is monitoring those this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. we expect the situation to improve some today, but it has been slow going. we just got this number from heathrow
says his main concern is getting help to senior citizens, the sick and disabled. fema has moved its headquarters out west. bge reports that more than 90 acres -- 90% of customers have had their power restored -- 98% of customers that have their power restored. the highest concentrations of outages are in baltimore county. >> to be zero separate water main breaks in northeast baltimore -- two separate water main breaks in northeast baltimore had crews very busy. >> how long are they thinking traffic is going to be impacted? >> it is still not clear. public works official said it could be as many as a few days before the roads are reopened. before about 40 residences and businesses get their water restored. you can see that crews are still on the scene tonight working to restore that water main break. public works crews hard work during morning rush hour. just hours later, another break the 4600 block of york road. >> both breaks are unrelated. they happen to occur within six or seven hours of each other. >> the culprit is one already well-known. >> one of those things that happens wi
signing of the declaration and rapid mobilization of fema. we have more assets than we ever have. you never have enough to stop a hurricane from rolling over your. considering what we're going to be under, we do have a lot of assets and good people. i know the utility's have brought in assets and pre- deployed them. you have been running pictures of them as they move around. there will be more of those of state utility crews making their way north of the danger moves. the next briefing around 9:00 -- 9:30. thank you very much. >> you just heard the governor giving a briefing on many different things. we're going to get the latest from tom tasselmyer. i think the governor this spoke when he said it would come on shore around 8:00 tonight. >> it will probably come in in the next hour or show in the near -- in the new jersey area. this is dover air force base. you can see a this is not showing precipitation. blue is indicating rain or wind. this is what we use when we're trying to find tornadoes. the blue wind is moving this way. the red ones are moving toward the radar in this direction
. their furry bubbling, saying it's the forgotten borough. fema has come to help. >> we are the eyes and the ears for the state and federal coordinators. >> reporter: but it's simply too little too late, the burough president insists. >> people with big salaries out to be out there and i'm disappointed. >> reporter: in hoboken, new jersey, the national guard is handing out critical supplies but there, too, thousands are without power, heat, food, cash or medicine. the line outside of cvs staggering, but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they are cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas to char charge phones or just to get supplies. >> they are waiting on buses. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food.
and working together. you are working with fema. >> i represent montgomery county search and rescue team. >> tell me the situation with search and rescue. >> we have assets and brie in three additional teams from north carolina and there will be assisting in the evacuation of that area. we have a have the search and rescue component coming in from virginia beach. >> what types of things are they prepared to handle? >> they can do everything up to collapsed structure. >> they will be in easton? >> we can move them to the western side of the bay if they are required there. >> this is good for us that we have them in from out of state. >> there are 28 national teams. >> the light of day will show a lot. >> we are hoping that will be able to get a lot of aircraft into the air and we will sector off the state and see if there any rescues we're not aware of. >> in addition to the flooding, there is another big concern and that is people being overconfident in getting back on the roads. >> people get curious and want to see what the funding looks like. the back side will start pushing up storm
but praise for the federal government. >> the president has been outstanding in this, so the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: later christie made it clear he isn't concerned about the storm waes effect on election day. >> i don't care about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me. it's not my problem, i'm not dealing with it at the moment. >> reporter: local officials in his state and others are worried. in new york's nassau county, loss of power may force votes to be counted by hand, delaying the results. new jersey's ocean county is considering relocating polling places, and west virginia may deploy generators to keep lights on. back in ohio, the campaigns have been ignoring the storm, instead bickering over this new romney ad. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama? . obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: after independent fact checkers raised questions about the ad, chrysler issued their own statement, writing, jeep production will not be moved from the unite
is back on, sort of. paul ryan as rallies in wisconsin. avoiding questions about fema after collecting supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. >> president obama is dealing dy's aftermath.fterma >> i told the mayors and governors they can call me personally at the white house. >> the president has been outstanding. i didn't give a damn about election day. ck to me.atter a link to >> the president is not scheduled to visit new york. >> we may see a long lines today. early voting resumes in maryland and washington, d.c. new jersey might be moving some polling places. west virginia may bring in portable generators. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can download are new smartphone app. >> 5:40. 41 degrees at the airport. nobody wants their house to get egged. >> there are some alternatives. some health your suggestions -- some healthier suggestions. >> we're music: guitar, clapping and whistling throughout. multivitamin coming in. on it chief! look alive people! smooth and steady guys. everything on schedule down here? yep, pretty
reaffirming the belief, also vowing that fema would have the resources it needs. one more note, there are polls out and both campaigns say they are in the lead right now. the new polls, the president is clinging to a tight lead in the crucial battlegrounds of ohio, florida, and virginia. >> all right, peter alexander in florida tonight. of course, it was all we were talking about until this storm that stretched over darn near half the country. our political director, chief white house correspondent chuck todd traveled with the president today in the skies over new jersey. back in atlanta tonight. and chuck it is a fair question on how everybody is going to get to vote. you take the polling close to our place here, there is sand in the streets. i can't imagine they will be ready with power back on. there is natural gas in the air, it still feels dangerous? >> reporter: right, look, they're not going to be ready, but that doesn't mean they won't put the election on. the burden is going to be on the voter in the precincts that are missing. they will go to the polling place. here i
to clean up from there. >> just to give people an idea of what you have been through. you lived in a fema trailer for two years while you rebuilt your house. you were telling us what it was like the night isabel came through. you were not expecting anything dramatic. >> actually it was pretty devastating. you know, you're sitting here thinking that everything is fine. i think there was a points in time when somebody news-wise said that we were free and clear. the storm was by us and all of a sudden the wind changed and it just hit us like -- it was jue craze -- just crazy. water was coming from every direction. did i think that was going to happen then? no. now i believe it can happen at any time. you should always prepare yourself. take it for what it is. just keep moving forward. >> ok. valuable lesson. thank you so much for having us out here. just having a valuable perspective on the storm. you have it surrounding you. they are not in the clear tonight but talking to people, they had personal possessions taken out of here by family members and boarded up windows in some instances beca
. fema has temporarily moved its headquarters out west to respond to the problems there. >> nbc will host a telethon for the victims of sandy. it will be hosted by matt lahar with performances by billy joel, bon jovi and more. it airs tonight at 8:00 in the it right here. all the money raised will go to the american red cross relief. >> 41 degrees at the airport. people up and down the east coast are picking up the pieces following hurricane sandy. >> this is the scene after a recent storm in ohio. one mother said she made the right decision at the right time when we cover the nation. >> a live look at traffic. i-95 north of 195. with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean. >> it is nine minutes after 5:00. 46 degrees downtown. a couple of sprinkles here and there, but not a big deal and it will not affect the traffic too much. chilly weather will stick around for the next couple of days. 45 in chestertown. the forecast fo
home she rebuilt after isabel and lived in a fema trailer for two years. >> these chairs will have to get moved. they're incredibly heavy but they've been known to blow across the yard. during the derecho, they did. scared me to death. they weigh 150 pounds each. we are 14 feet out so we're not worried about anything here. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> integ -- b.g.e. is planning for the potential of several thousand customer outages. the utility has nearly 2,000 local and out-of-state crew members ready to restore power and they're already urging be patient. >> we cannot effectively and more importantly safely operate in wind above 25 or 30 mile-an-hour sustained and certainly gusts that are higher than that. the bucket trucks simply can't operate in that. the prioritization is we look to get the most customers back as as we can. >> b.g.e. is also reminding customers not to assume that they know your power is out. call 1-877-778-2222. >> governor on, -- o'malley is calling a state of emergency. >> our team coverage continues with 11 news david collins who has more on how loca
-- a need after sandy strikes. the director of fema has been urging people to listen to local officials when it comes to any evacuation orders. >> thank you. you can track hurricane sandy's movements on our radar. you can see the satellite images. find all of that at wbaltv.com. officials are telling maryland residents to prepare for losing power for a while. >> crews are working to restore 700 outages in maryland, including more than 400 of them in baltimore city. more than 100 in baltimore county. officials say more than 3000 workers will be available in the coming days, ready to help restore the power. to report any power outages, call them at this number -- >> what is happening in baltimore city? let's check in with tim. he is outside of the giant. are you doing some shopping? >> no, i'm not shopping. this is serious business. we are making sure -- this is the kind of rain that no matter how you move, you get wet. turn left or right, you get wet. the shelters opening in baltimore city -- there are six of them. make sure that you check in online at wbaltv.com. people have listened to tony
the fema and red cross trucks. >> long island as well. >> but obviously the news organizations, they see the most devastating pictures but that doesn't tell the whole story at all. so everybody keep taking good care of your neighbors. one thing, i think mayor bloomberg has done a terrific job. but i do not agree with his decision this coming sunday to hold the marathon. i just wish we could have waited one week. i know they want to bring -- they want to keep going. that can-do spirit. it's important. but it's almost impossible to get around this city now, much less i don't know how 30,000 more people will get in. i don't know where they will stay. you cannot get a hotel room right now. you can't get any gas anywhere basically. and all the restaurants are completely packed because people have to go out. >> and the beautiful thing about this marathon is it goes through all the boroughs. and they were saying it wasn't going through the devastated areas, but it starts from staten island which is not getting a lot of media attention, but is a terribly devastated area. and then supposed to sna
concern is getting help to senior citizens and the disabled. fema has temporarily moved its headquarters out west to respond to problems there. nearly 151st responders from baltimore city. 11 news were there as the search and rescue team was they're providing for search and rescue operations. personnel from several jurisdictions are part of that. we are now just below 8000 customers without power, but the money -- but that number is shrinking. they have restored electricity to over 330,000 customers. the highest concentration of power outages is in baltimore county with around 4000 customers without power. crews are working round-the- clock to get everyone back online. >> slowly but surely, travel by air and even cruise ship is getting back on line. but problems remain. but still live outside penn station tonight. i imagine that traveling to train is not going to happen anytime soon. >> bobsled -- it is not. depending on where you are going is how difficult our plants will be. southbound is more difficult than northbound. service really won't be restored north of new jersey until at leas
smoothly. >> the fema application scam, what's that? >> well, there may be some people who say i can do the fema application for you, pay me a fee, i'll fill out all the paperwork for you. you do not need to do that, you can contact fema directly, and that's what you should do. >> a bogus charity scam. >> that's a huge one. looking at the devastation, you want to help in some way, but be very careful the charity you're donating to is legitimate. check the irs website, make sure it's something that actually is going to help the victims. and that e-mail, whether you're getting social media, sometimes getting these unsolicited pleas for help, that is a sign it may not be a legitimate -- >> this is surprising, you say identity theft tends to go up in these times? >> well, spam, a lot of spam is happening. fishing scams and all of those types of scams can come up. so a lot of people are saying look carefully at the e-mails you're getting. don't just open it because, again, pulling on the heart strings, be careful. >> bottom line, with the contractors, check their licenses. thank you so much.
is working out in the clock. i know that you have seen the director of fema on television talking about the importance of listening to local officials and if you are told to evacuate, to do so, to coordinate the federal response so that people stay safe. >> hallie jackson live and washington. 52 degrees at b.w.i. thurgood marshall airport. >> more continuing coverage of hurricane sandy right after the break, including documents you should have >> whoo, boy, look at those waves in ocean city. the high tide is at 8:19. the waves will continue to build, and the title be maybe u -- fourt, for fe feet. the big story is the rain. just assume that you are going to have some flooding in your neighborhood, because the rain has been coming down at about an inch an hour for the last couple of hours. we're looking at hd doppler tearhere. rain in harford town extending down across the eastern shore. you folks in the western suburbs will be lucky because you are on the outer fringes of this stuff. there will be tremendous flooding, up to eight inches of rain in most areas before the storm gets out of
was an extraordinary trip out there, and all the people that came up to on the street say i wonder if people at fema know how much they need them now. they have no communication no, electricity. cell phones don't work. they don't know that people out there know about their struggles. >> astonishing to see and to hear how many of them talk about that close-knit community, but as you said how much can one community be asked to bear. well, we want to head to another community that's been hard hit by this storm, atlantic city. that's where al roker is this morning. al, good morning again to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt, and right behind me, this is the boardwalk. it makes kind of an "l" turn, but as you can see there's the atlantic where the boardwalk should be. you can see the cement pilings. that's where the boardwalk resting on, so it is going to take a lot of work to get that back to where it is. work is going on, even as we speak. take a look over here. you've got front-end loaders pushing dirt and sand that's washed up to try to clear the streets out. let's show you what's going on thou
. >> fema teams did walk through statin island neighborhoods thursday trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. homeland security chief janet napolitano will visit there today. elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying repair trucks from california. >>> in virginia the u.s.s. san antonio was loaded with supplies and sent off to new york and new jersey. >>> the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding strande the day, today on your nbc >>> 96 hours to go. the candidates plan to spend a lot of time in the battleground state of ohio. nbc's tracie pots has those details. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. we've now taken a look at their travel schedules between now and tuesday and, boy, are they going to be busy. let's start with governor romney who is going to hit seven states between now and election day, including four on sunday alone. tonight he is in ohio. in fact, both of the candidates are in ohio today. he plans to stand with 100 supporters,
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